Tours & Boat Trips in Dorset

There are an endless number of sights, routes and places to explore in Dorset with experts on hand to guide you.

Tour guides will often know about hidden gems that you would not find without local knowledge.

From walking tours and fossil hunts to boat trips and town guides, whatever your interest, there is lots of choice on offer.

Maximise your enjoyment with a guided tour

There is plenty of sightseeing to do in Dorset, from the famous landmarks that have put the county on the map to film locations where you can walk in the steps of the famous.

Join an organised group tour or book a private tour guide for a more bespoke experience.

Discover the beauty of Dorset by boat

Dorset has a great deal to offer and a boat trip is a particularly gratifying way to see the best of the area.

A selection of different boat trips run throughout the year in Dorset.

Choose from a trip down the River Frome a leisurely cruise along the Jurassic Coast or even a thrilling RIB blast.

Love exploring?

For those who want to experience everything that the county has to offer, day trips are a popular option.

Walking and cycling tours in Dorset ensure that you see the best of the local countryside, with an expert guide who can explain the area's attractions and history.

And if you want to kick back and relax, you may like to join a themed minibus tour that you can tailor specifically to your own interests.

Either way, you’re guaranteed a fun adventure!

Ready to book?

Now you know that you will have plenty to see and do whilst in Dorset, isn’t it time you booked your break?

Navigate below to find a perfect hotel to complete your holiday experience.

Hotels

B&Bs

Self Catering

Farmhouses

Pubs & Inns

Self Catering Agencies

Caravan & Camping

Highlightedfor you

Bincombe Geocache Trail

Hosted by Bincombe Valley Primary School, and led by the Dorset Youth Association with the support of Artsreach and Aster Group, the ‘Bincombe Geocache Trail’ has been developed by...

Brownsea Island

*LATEST UPDATE: Opening dates for 2022 are confirmed as 19 March to 30 October inclusive. Boats for day visitors will once again be operating from Poole Quay only. Ticket information will be released...

Cumulus Outdoor Adventure

Cumulus Outdoors offers unrivalled outdoor experience and a range of outdoor adventure experiences for families and private groups, a range of school residential programmes including field studies,...

Dorset Tours

Welcome to Dorset Tours! Located in Weymouth & Portland our family run tour company offers small group Guided Minibus Tours and Shore Excursions throughout the Jurassic...

Fore Adventure

Fore / Adventure host two hour taster sessions to three day expeditions for all ages and abilities, getting closer to nature by sea kayak and stand up paddle board and enjoying the fruits of natures...

Jurassic Coast Guides

Martin offers professional guided walks, Jurassic Coast tours, Charity Walks, Corporate Walking Events and fossil hunts anywhere along the full length of the Jurassic Coast and surrounding areas....

South Coast Jet Ski

South Coast Jet Ski offers tours of the South Coast and the Jurassic Coast. We operate from Poole, Dorset and Ocean Village, Southampton. Both of our tours offer something completely different....

Treasure Trails Dorset

Explore the streets of Weymouth with a self-guided Murder Mystery themed walking Treasure Trail; a fun and imaginative way to explore Weymouth. As you follow the Trail route, can you solve the clues...

Bushcraft and Primitive Survival Skills

Set in our beautiful secluded Dorset woodland, we are giving you the opportunity to learn many primitive survival skills on one of our Woodland Bushcraft Days. Each course varies depending on the...

City Cruises Poole

City Cruises operate daily from Poole Quay and Swanage Pier. We offer a wide selection of cruises along the Jurassic Coast, trips to the Victorian resort at Swanage and the Steam Railway, Poole...

Dorset Belle Pleasure Cruises

Dorset Belle Cruises set sail from Bournemouth for a 40 minute coastal cruise from Bournemouth Pier.   Sailings commence at 11am and then run every hour until 3pm.  Special Evening Gin...

Moonfleet Adventure Sailing

Sailing daily from Portland - check website for availability and to book Gift vouchers now available - Prices start at just £35 for a 2 hour cruise on the Tallship Moonfleet. Treat yourself to...

Discover tours & boat trips

Day Trips

Take a day trip and discover Dorset's rich natural beauty and heritage.

Guided Tours

Want to discover more of the county join a guided tour and get the most out of your visit.

Boat Tours

Experience Dorset’s picturesque waterways and dramatic coast by boat.

We handrawn heart Educational Trips

View All

Educational Trips

Dorset is brimming with resources for educational visits, that cover a range of subjects.

You may also like...

Gardens & Parks

Dorset’s mild climate makes it a perfect location for some truly magical gardens.

Heritage & Culture

Discover Dorset's rich and intriguing heritage and soak up the atmosphere of bygone eras.

Eating Out

Enjoy some of the freshest, local produce at one of Dorset cafes, pubs or restaurants

Accommodation

Dorset has a fantastic range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.